DJ Spooky ft. Kronos Quartet
Rebirth of a Nation
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Cantaloupe Music is pleased to offer this exclusive two-disc CD/DVD set Rebirth of a Nation, featuring music composed by Paul D. Miller for the Kronos Quartet.
Probably most well-known under his "constructed persona" as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, among them Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others. He also composed and recorded the score for the Cannes and Sundance Award-winning film Slam, starring acclaimed poet Saul Williams, and produced material on Yoko Ono's recent album Yes, I'm a Witch.
Conceived as a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith’s infamously racist 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, Rebirth of a Nation is a controversial and culturally significant project that examines how “…exploitation and political corruption still haunt the world to this day, but in radically different forms.” Originally commissioned in 2004 by the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Weiner Festwochen, and the Festival d'Automne a Paris, the project was Miller’s first large-scale multimedia performance piece, and has been performed around the world, from the Sydney Festival to the Herod Atticus Amphitheater, more than fifty times.
Cantaloupe's package includes a new print of the DVD, and marks the first time that the project’s entire recorded score will be made available on CD.